Growth hormone treatment is costly and consumers often have many questions about obtaining, affording and delivering growth hormone treatment to their child. This page provides the companies with indications for the treatment of Turner Syndrome in no specific order, and includes additional resource agencies who may provide financial reimbursement assistance. TSF is providing information and welcomes recommendations for other patient care resources.
There are a number of programs available to help make the medical costs of Turner Syndrome more affordable for patients. Many of these reimbursement assistance programs are readily available, and most patients affected by Turner Syndrome qualify.
If you or a loved one has trouble keeping up with healthcare costs, contact your local healthcare provider, or consult your physician find the right reimbursement assistance program for you. Below you will find a list of programs that offer financial reimbursement services, along with general information and their websites:
Connections for Growth:
Connections for Growth is a reimbursement assistance program run by the pharmaceutical company that produces Saizen®, which contains somatropin; an injectable growth hormone treatment. Saizen®offers a variety of financial assistance initiatives for varying levels of eligibility. Including savings on out-of-pocket costs, and free medication coverage. For more information, follow the link: https://www.emdserono.com/us-en/expertise/endocrinology.html#anchor-2/, or call their hotline at 1-800-582-7989 to see how their assistance programs can help you.
Genentech Access to Care Foundation:
Genentech offers a variety of co-pay and coverage plans for patients who need medication and reimbursement assistance. Genentech has a partnership with Nutropin, a pharmaceutical derived from somatropin that is injected subcutaneously for hormone development. For more information about Genentech, visit: https://www.genentech-access.com/patient.html, or call their hotline at 866-422-2377. To find more about Nutrophin, visit their patient access website at http://www.nutropin.com/nutropin-patient-access-support#, or call their nurse support hotline at 1-866-688-7674.
Lilly Cares Foundation:
Lilly Cares is a Patient reimbursement assistant that allows patients to evaluate their eligibility for reimbursement and helps them find the appropriate program for their desired medication. Lilly Cares specializes in offering providers of Humatrope®for muscle and bone development treatment. For more information and to see if you qualify, visit their website at: http://www.lillycares.com/index.aspx, or call their hotline at 1-800-545-6962.
Pfizer Patient Assistance Program:
Genotropin is a growth hormone product manufactured by Pfizer, which offers a variety of programs for patients needing financial assistance. Pfizer allows patients to receive Genotropin therapy for free if they meet the eligibility requirements. Pfizer also offers several other patient support programs such as a copay card. For more information about their available prescription assistance plans, visit their website at https://www.pfizerrxpathways.com/, or call them and speak to a Medicine Access Counselor at 1-844-989-7284 to find a program that works best for you. Learn more about Genotropin at https://www.genotropin.com.
NordiCare is a comprehensive reimbursement service run by Novo Nordisk. They specialize in a variety of endocrinological disorders, including growth hormone problems found in Turner Syndrome. They offer Norditropin®, an injectable medication that is involved in bone and muscle development treatment. For more information about Nordicare and their prescription relief programs, visit their website at: https://www.novocare.com/psp/PAP.html, or call their hotline at 1-866-310-7549 to find out if you’re eligible for compensation.
Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation (NPAF):
NPAF allows patients with limited prescription coverage to receive Novartis medication for free. If eligible, Novartis offers Omnitrope®, an injectable medication involved in growth hormone treatment. For more information about Omnitrope®, and how you can enroll in the prescription services offered by NPAF, follow the link: https://www.pharma.us.novartis.com/our-products/patient-assistance/patient-assistance-foundation-enrollmentor call their hotline at 1-800-277-2254 to learn more information about the foundation and their enrollment process.
Sandoz OmniStart Program (SOS):
Sandoz provides financial reimbursement assistance for patients seeking to use Omnitrope as a primary medication. For more information about Omnitrope and the program, visit: http://www.omnitrope.com/omnitrope-hcp/coverage/our-coverage-commitment/, or call at 877-456-6794 for consultation and enrollment.
ZomAccess Financial Support Patient Assistance Program:
ZomAccess provides reimbursement assistance from a medication known as Zomacton, a somatropin based product created by Ferring Pharmaceuticals. There is currently a needle-free delivery system available for Zomacton, which serves as an alternative to the injected medication. For more information about Zomacton, and their financial support program, visit their website at: http://www.zomacton.com/savings-and-support/or call their hotline at 844-944-9646 for a personalized financial consultation.
Partnership Assistance Program:
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance allows qualifying patients to search for available drug coverage options. PPA works with some of the programs listed above, including Novartis, Lilly, and Pfizer. For more information about their program, visit them at: https://www.pparx.org/